I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to share this post by a young woman with a very bright future in front of her. Samantha Frenkel-Popell is a senior at Menlo School and an intern for Magical Bridge Playground. I hope you’ll enjoy this post she has written about the importance of inclusive play titled A Perspective on Inclusive Play: Why Magical Bridge Playground Doesn’t Have Special Needs Playtimes.
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This is SO cool! I’m pondering showing it to our school’s service clubs to see if we can’t spearhead something like that in our district/community! Just…wow.
Hmm. I tried to leave a comment over on the blog, but there wasn’t a place to do it.
I’m a Special Education Teacher and I take every opportunity to have my students participate in mainstream activities. They get to know their peers and are accepted as part of the school cohort. We play sport, go on excursions and swimming lessons and some children are members of the school choir. They love it. This playground is the perfect meeting place for all children.
Well you know I’m all about this! “…give everyone a chance to play together, no matter what body they were born with.” Yes, yes, yes! Sharing the original post on social media!
This is so cool. Would love to see more of her writing and more of the inclusive playgrounds.
What wonderful work Samantha is doing. Love this and sharing.
That is the way play should be. Thanks for sharing this, Tonia.
I will pass your kind words on to Samantha.